On Thursday, April 22, former Governor Rod Blagojevich's defense team requested a trial subpoena to President Barack Obama. Blagojevich hopes that Obama, as a corroborating witness, can attest to Blagojevich’s claims that he (the former Governor) did not intend to sell a Senate seat. However, the Ward Room posted an article April 26 claiming that the defense motion contained redaction errors bringing to light "six revelations the redacted portions were meant to conceal."
When Joe Klein of Time magazine was forced to defend his comments about Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck coming “close to being seditious,” he backed off — a little. His original statement was made on the NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show” on Sunday, April 18th:
Within one month of the November midterm elections, a specially tasked unit of the United States Army will be on alert and ready to deploy within the borders of the United States to quell “civil unrest” that some fear may afflict the nation in the summer months prior to the elections.
In a speech before the House of Representatives on April 22, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) voiced opposition to H.R. 2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act, referring to the legislation as “this entire push for war on Iran, however it is disguised.”
The number of Americans choosing not merely to retire but often to live and work in other countries — expatriates or "expats" — has been increasing steadily for a number of years now. According to one source, the number of American expats has risen to four million, and the steady trickle of Americans out of this country shows no signs of abating.